PREFACE Pests evolved prior to human on this earth, however the term came into existence when the interest of man clashed with them. An overview of the world of pest animals reveals their great diversity and constancy. Efforts made by man to cope the problems posed by pests also have a long history. Presently we are faced with acute problem of saving our crops, trees and many other items from the attack of pests. Further, with an increase in global population and development of new scientific innovations, there has been considerable advancement in the pest management practices. This had also resulted in the discoveries of many new pesticides. Consequently many new terms related with pest management were also evolved. The terms related with pest management, names of pests and pesticides are not available to the interested persons at a glance. An attempt has been made to bring all such terms in the present text. Many publications and dictionaries glossaries include the terms from all major subdivisions of entomology or zoology. The present compilation of term s is rather specific and includes the terms pertaining to pests, pesticides and other terms related with pest management practices. This glossary has been written by using the term pest in its broadest sense including insects, nematodes, acarines, birds and mammals . This glossary contains about 4,680 terms. Some terms have more than one definition while some others differ depending upon the subdivisions of science in which the term has been used.
management. The pests and natural enemies dealt in the text are mainly those, known from India. The status of pesticides cited in the text is as on 1st June, 2005 in India. It is hoped that the manner of presentation and conceptual paths followed in the glossary will be useful for the readers in searching any term. Some words from Hindi language have been included and cited